Have you ever watched a great film trailer and thought, “I have to see that movie!”? A good trailer gives you the basic premise of the movie, shows you the highlights, and encourages you to want to see more.
A good thesis statement will accomplish the same thing. It gives readers an idea of the most important points of an essay, shows the highlights, and makes them want to read more.
A well-constructed thesis serves as a lighthouse for your readers, offering them a guiding light in the stormy sea of claims and evidence that make up your argumentative essay.
It will also help keep you, the writer, from getting lost in a convoluted and directionless argument.
Most importantly, a good thesis statement makes a statement. After all, it’s called a thesis statement for a reason!
“This is an interesting statement!” you want your reader to think, “Let’s see if this author can convince me.”
This blog post will dissect the components of a good thesis statement and will give you 10 thesis statement examples that you can use to inspire your next argumentative essay.
The Thesis Statement Dissected
Before I give you a blanket list of thesis statement examples, let’s run through what makes for a good thesis statement. I’ve distilled it down to four main components.
1. A good argumentative thesis is focused and not too broad.
It’s important to stay focused! Don’t try to argue an overly broad topic in your essay, or you’re going to feel confused and unsure about your direction and purpose.
Don’t write, “Eating fast food is bad and should be avoided.”
This statement is too general and would be nearly impossible for you to defend. It leaves a lot of big questions to answer. Is all fast food bad? Why is it bad? Who should avoid it? Why should anyone care?
Do write, “Americans should eliminate the regular consumption of fast food because the fast food diet leads to preventable and expensive health issues, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.”
In this example, I’ve narrowed my argument to the health consequences related to a diet of fast food. I’ve also chosen to focus on Americans rather than everyone in the universe. (Because, as we all know, inhabitants of the faraway planet Doublepatty 5 require the starches and fats inherent in fast food to survive).
2. A good argumentative thesis is centered on a debatable topic.
Back in the ‘80s, teens loved to say “that’s debatable” about claims they didn’t agree with (such as “you should clean your room” and “you shouldn’t go to that movie”). This age-old, neon-colored, bangle-wearing, peg-legged wisdom holds true today—in your thesis statement.
Don’t write, “There are high numbers of homeless people living in Berkeley, California.”
No one can argue for or against this statement. It’s not debatable. It’s just a fact.
An argument over this non-debatable statement would go something like this:
“There are lots of homeless people in Berkeley.”
“Yes, there sure are a bunch of them out there.”
As you can see, that’s not much of an argument.
Do write, “Homeless people in Berkeley should be given access to services, such as regular food donations, public restrooms, and camping facilities, because it would improve life for all inhabitants of the city.”
Opponents could easily argue that homeless people in Berkeley already receive adequate services (“just look at all those luxurious sidewalks!”), or perhaps that they shouldn’t be entitled to services at all (“get a job, ya lazy loafers!”).
3. A good argumentative thesis picks a side.
I went into a lot of detail about the importance of picking sides in my post The Secrets of a Strong Argumentative Essay. Picking a side is pretty much the whole entire point of an argumentative essay.
Just as you can’t root for both the Yankees and the Mets, you can’t argue both sides of a topic in your thesis statement.
Don’t write, “Secondhand smoke is bad and can cause heart disease and cancer; therefore, smoking should be outlawed in public places, but outlawing smoking is unfair to smokers so maybe non-smokers can just hold their breath or wear masks around smokers instead.”
A wishy-washy statement like this will make your reader scratch his head in puzzlement. Are you for smoking laws or against them? Yankees or Mets? Mets or Yankees?
Pick a side, and stick with it!
Then stick up for it.
Do write, “Secondhand smoke is just as harmful as smoking and leads to a higher prevalence of cancer and heart disease. What’s worse, people who inhale secondhand smoke are doing so without consent. For this reason, smoking in any public place should be banned.”
4. A good thesis makes claims that will be supported later in the paper.
As I explained in my blog post How to Create a Powerful Argumentative Essay Outline, Your claims make up a critical part of building the roadmap to your argument.
It’s important to first include a summary of your claims in your thesis statement. During the course of your essay, you will back each of your claims with well-researched evidence.
Don’t write, “Humans should relocate to Mars.”
This statement doesn’t include any supporting claims. Why should humans move to Mars? What are the benefits of moving to a planet without oxygen or trees?
Do write, “It is too late to save earth; therefore, humans should immediately set a date for their relocation to Mars where, with proper planning, they can avoid issues of famine, war, and global warming.”
This statement includes some thought-provoking claims. The reader will wonder how the author plans to defend them. (“Famine, war, and global warming can be easily avoided on Mars? Go on…”)
Now that you understand the four main components of a good thesis statement, let me give you more thesis statement examples.
10 Thesis Statement ExamplesFinally, I’ve come up with 10 debatable, supportable, and focused thesis statements for you to learn from. Feel free to copy these and customize them for use in your own argumentative essays.
There are a couple of things to be aware of about the following examples:
- I have not done the research needed to support these claims. So some of the claims may not be useable once you dig into them.
- Be careful not to use these thesis statements word-for-word; I wouldn’t want you to get in trouble if your teacher did a copy/find Google maneuver on you!
#1. Why Vaccinations Should Be Mandatory
Inspired by this sample essay on vaccinations.
Today, nearly 40% of American parents refuse to vaccinate their children due to a variety of unfounded fears. Vaccinations against diseases such as polio, rubella, and mumps, should be mandatory, without exception, for all children of the U.S. who wish to attend school. These vaccinations are critical to the control and eradication of deadly infectious diseases.
#2. Government Surveillance Is Harmful
Inspired by this sample essay on government surveillance.
Government surveillance programs do more harm than good because they invade civil liberties, lead innocent people to suffer unfair punishments, and ultimately fail to protect the citizens that they are designed to safeguard. For these reasons, programs such as PRISM operated by the NSA should be discontinued.
#3 Financial Compensation for Organ Donors
Inspired by this sample essay on organ donation.
People who sign up for organ donation freely give their hearts and other organs, but this free system limits the number of available donors and makes it difficult for recipients to access lifesaving transplants. Thus, organ donors should be financially compensated to produce more available organs and, at the same time, to decrease profitable, illegal organ harvesting activities in the black market.
#4. Our School Is Too Dependent on Technology
Inspired by this sample essay on technology dependence.
Our school’s dependence on technology has caused students to lose the ability to think independently. This dependence has caused a greater prevalence of mood disorders, memory loss, and loneliness. Educators should combat these issues by requiring students to participate in regular technology detoxes.
#5 School Officials’ Should Fight Cyberbullying
Inspired by this sample essay on cyberbullying.
Bullying has extended far beyond school and into cyberspace. Even though these acts of aggression take place outside of school boundaries, school officials should have the authority to discipline students who engage in cyberbullying without fear of reprisal. Doing so will help improve the online behavior of students and decrease incidences of cyberbully-related suicide attempts.
#6 The U.S. Media Should Update the Depiction of Traditional Families
Inspired by this sample essay on families.
The U.S. media depicts the traditional family as being comprised of a mother, father, and children; however, this notion of the traditional family is outdated and can be harmful to children who look to this as the gold standard. The U.S. media should, therefore, expand and redefine the definition of the traditional American family to include divorced and remarried parents, extended families living together, and families with same-gender parents. This will increase the overall sense of happiness and well-being among children whose families don’t necessarily fit the mold.
#7 Student Loans Should Be Forgiven
Inspired by this sample essay on student loans.
Crippling student debt is stifling the growth of the U.S. economy because it inhibits graduates from being able to spend money on consumer goods and home purchases. To alleviate this, lenders should be required to forgive student loans in cases where students are unable to repay their debts. Doing so would benefit the growth of the economy by increasing tax revenues, unfreezing credit markets, and creating jobs.
#8 Marijuana Should Be Legalized
Inspired by this sample essay on legalizing marijuana.
Marijuana has numerous medical applications, such as treating symptoms of epilepsy, cancer, and glaucoma. Legalizing the use of marijuana in the U.S. will greatly benefit the medical sector by giving physicians access to this lifesaving drug.
#9 Foreign Aid to Africa Does Not Work
Inspired by this sample essay on foreign aid to Africa.
Sending foreign aid to African countries is doing more harm than good, and it should be discontinued; the practice has caused African countries to become vulnerable to inflation, currency fluctuations, corruption, and civil unrest.
#10 China’s One-Child Policy Should Be Reversed
Inspired by this sample essay on China’s one-child policy.
China’s one-child policy was intended to help control population growth. Instead, it has led to unintended and negative consequences, such as a diminishing labor force, an aging population, the neglect of basic human rights, and an unbalanced gender population. To improve China’s situation, the policy should be reversed.
Any one of these thesis statement examples will get you started on the road to writing an awesome argumentative essay. Once your essay is finished, feel free to send it to a Kibin editor who can check it for grammar, sentence structure, and the strength of your thesis.
Good luck with your essay!
Psst... 98% of Kibin users report better grades! Get inspiration from over 500,000 example essays.
“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” —Thomas Edison
Edison was right. It takes a lot of hard work to be a genius. I’m here to tell you that it takes a lot of hard work to be a good writer too.
One of the first steps you can take to be a good writer, and to improve your essay writing, is to craft a strong thesis statement.
It’s a given that almost any essay you write needs a thesis, so why not make sure yours is the best it can be?
Yep, 99% perspiration is grueling. I get that. I cannot reduce the amount of effort it will take for you to actually write your paper, but I can help with the 1% inspiration by giving you 110 good thesis statements to help you write a better essay.
Good Thesis Statements: Quick and Dirty Tips for the Genius at Work
If you’re going to write good thesis statements, you need to know what makes one good. Here are a few quick tips you need to follow:
- A thesis statement must be a statement. (Obvious enough, right?) It’s called a thesis statement for a reason, so don’t make your thesis statement a thesis question.
- A thesis statement must be in your own words. Don’t use a quote as your thesis statement.
- A thesis statement is essentially a mini-outline of your paper. It tells your readers the focus, stance, and direction for your paper.
- A thesis statement must be specific. Use specific word choices and language to tell readers exactly what you will be writing about.
If you want a little more detail about how to craft your own thesis statement, read How to Write a Thesis Statement in 5 Simple Steps.
Okay, let’s move on to those 110 good thesis statements I promised.
110 Good Thesis Statements for a Better Essay
I’ve divided the list of thesis statements by various types of papers. If you don’t see your paper type here, don’t worry. You can still use these good thesis statements as inspiration and rework one to fit your assignment.
Good thesis statements for a better argumentative essay
The goal of the argument essay is to convince your readers of your viewpoint. The key to an effective argument essay is to choose a debatable topic that you can support with evidence (usually from credible outside sources).
Here are two more resources to help you write a great argument essay:
If you’re ready to start the search for an argument essay thesis statement, here are 11 good thesis statements to get you started:
1. Although the use of drones has been praised as an effective tool in combat, the reality is that drones can be extremely dangerous, inaccurate, and often kill innocent civilians.
2. One of the most effective strategies to ensure young children do well in school is to provide them with a nutritious diet.
3. Before enrolling in kindergarten, all eligible students should be vaccinated.
4. Internet addiction is a disease that requires professional intervention and treatment.
5. Social media websites are personal sites, and employers have no right to monitor employees’ personal lives, reprimand them, or fire them based on personal conduct on social media websites.
6. All grocery products containing GMOs should be clearly labeled.
7. In order to create an effective student-centered learning environment, elementary class sizes should be limited to no more than 20 students.
8. Though social media is designed to connect people, it actually causes many to become more isolated.
9. Standardized tests should be abolished as they do not truly measure a student’s intelligence or ability.
10. Photoshopped ads should be banned as they create unreasonable and unachievable body images.
11. Parents should not publicly shame their children because it does not effectively teach children a lesson, it is a form of bullying, and it can be emotionally damaging.
Not inspired by any of these thesis statements? Try one of these:
Good thesis statements for a better compare and contrast essay
A compare and contrast essay is just like it sounds. You need to compare (by examining the similarities) and contrast (by examining the differences) two concepts or ideas.
If you aren’t quite sure how you should structure your essay, don’t worry. We can help. Start by reading these:
If you know how to write this type of essay but need help with thesis statements, here are (yep, you guessed it) 11 that will help!
12. Both Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres are successful talk show divas, but their differences in humor and insight create a strong contrast between the two hosts.
13. Buying products at the Dollar Store means that customers will likely pay less for a product than they would at a convenience store, but a Dollar Store usually sells off-brand products in smaller sizes.
14. Coffee and energy drinks both offer people a jolt of caffeine, but when comparing the nutritional value and safety, the two drinks differ greatly.
15. At first glance, it seems as though teens and toddlers have nothing in common; however, even though teens have (in theory) more intellectual ability than toddlers, their moodiness and lack of reason makes the two age groups strikingly similar
16. Living on a small or large college campus means that students will live in close proximity to each other and have some amount of independence, but access to social interactions and cultural activities can vary widely depending on the size of the college.
17. American Idol and The Voice are both reality television shows that search for the hottest new music star, but the type of contest and voting differ between the programs.
18. Online courses and traditional face-to-face courses are similar in that students enrolled in either type of course will complete courses in their degree programs, but courses differ greatly when it comes to the amount of flexibility offered and the level of time-management required.
19. Renting a home can be costly, but it allows the renter to move more frequently; on the other hand, home ownership provides an investment opportunity but requires people to live in one place.
20. While Democrats are generally considered to be liberal and Republicans are generally considered to be conservative, the two political parties are actually quite similar in their ideologies.
21. On the surface, it doesn’t seem like telegrams and Twitter have anything in common, but even though the technology is light years apart, the messages are comparable.
22. People think comparing apples to oranges is impossible, but the two fruits are actually quite similar.
Not excited about any of these topics? Read 49 Compare and Contrast Essay Topics to Help You Get Started.
Good thesis statements for a better evaluation essay
An evaluation essay is similar to a review because you need to examine both the positive and negative aspects of something. However, there’s a big difference between a review and an evaluation essay.
In an evaluation essay, you’ll need to choose specific criteria to use in your evaluation, and you’ll need specific evidence to support your statements.
Ready for examples? Check out these ones.
23. Agent 99 is the greatest agent in television history because she is talented, witty, and can out-smart any villain.
24. The 1960s was the most influential decade in music history due to its social and political protest songs.
25. Playstation 4 is a superior gaming system due to its multimedia capability, storage capacity, and overall performance.
26. Even though fans get a better view of the action when watching a basketball game on television, watching a game live is much better because fans get to experience the energy and atmosphere that only a stadium filled with people can provide.
27. A private school can be costly, but attending a private high school provides students with an exceptional learning environment due to smaller class sizes, caring faculty and staff, and a structured learning environment.
28. Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising can be annoying but is effective because it uses catchy slogans, memorable ads, and likable characters.
29. A fish is the perfect pet because it does not need human interaction, is low maintenance, and can be left alone for extended periods of time.
30. Though many feel that online dating is not safe, it is actually better than traditional dating because people can select criteria, find like-minded individuals, and make contact online before meeting in person.
31. Breaking Bad has a number of memorable characters, but it does not live up to the hype; the show has too many long, drawn-out scenes and predictable plots lines that make the series merely average
32. Running can be a good way to stay in shape or lose weight, but the sport is too dangerous and can leave runners with numerous injuries (especially in later years).
33. Even though the song 99 Bottles of Beer is cliche, it is the best drinking song ever due to its catchy and easy-to-memorize lyrics.
Still stuck? Get more inspiration here: 20 Evaluation Essay Topics to Spark Your Next Paper.
Good thesis statements for a better literary analysis essay
A literary analysis essay quite simply requires you to analyze literature. The goal of this paper is not to summarize the plot. The goal is to analyze the essay and examine things like theme, symbol, or character.
Need a little more help understanding how to write this essay? Read Literary Analysis Essay Tips from a Kibin Editor and 8 Components of a Smart Literary Analysis.
Once you know how to write the paper, of course, you’ll need a topic and thesis statement. Thus, without further ado, I give you 11 literary analysis essay thesis statements.
34. One of the most prominent symbols in Macbeth is not the literal blood that is spilled, but the figurative blood that plagues Lady Macbeth.
35. In The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the wallpaper symbolizes her room as a cage in which she is imprisoned.
36. Even though many argue that science fiction is unrealistic, society should pay closer attention to the genre because science fiction often becomes science fact.
37. The Hunger Games parallels American society today as one of its key themes is the stark difference between those with wealth and power and those without.
38. Love is the most powerful symbol in Romeo and Juliet.
39. Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening poem appears simplistic; however, an analysis of its word choice and rhyme scheme reveals a complex and meaningful discussion of the power and beauty of nature.
40. First-person narration in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye is the perfect and most effective perspective from which to tell Pecola’s story.
41. A Raisin in the Sun makes a poignant commentary on race in America and its effect on the American Dream.
42. Though The Lorax by Dr. Seuss seems, at first glance, to be only a simple children’s book, it presents a serious cautionary tale about environmental destruction.
43. The poem The Jabberwocky illustrates that some themes are universal and that even a poem filled with made-up words can effectively discuss the struggle of good vs. evil.
44. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates and the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood” represent the acceptance of violence against women.
Not connecting with any of the above thesis statements? Use the resources below for more inspiration:
Good thesis statements for a better persuasive essay
If you’re writing a persuasive essay, your goal is to persuade or convince your audience. You need to assume that your audience (whether it be your teacher, friend, or neighbor) hasn’t yet formed an opinion on the subject. It’s your job to help them form that opinion.
Need a visual to help? Check out this infographic. Prefer a standard (but very useful) article? Read How to Write a Persuasive Essay That’s Convincing.
If you’re ready to start work on your thesis, here are 11 (more) to choose from!
45. Campus dining offers too many fast-food options and should offer more nutritious eateries for students.
46. People who experience the winter blues need to get outside and enjoy winter activities.
47. The Affordable Care Act must be amended as many hourly part-time employees are struggling because their hours (and thus wages) have been cut.
48. Rifle hunting is safe for older kids and can be a wonderful bonding experience between parent and child.
49. People with non-offensive visible tattoos should not be made to cover them at any work environment.
50. Cities should change zoning laws so that more areas allow the practice of urban farming.
51. Clothing companies take advantage of teens by unnecessarily charging higher prices for popular teen brands.
52. Schools should eliminate homecoming king and queen competitions because they are essentially popularity contests.
53. Fifteen year olds are not mature enough to complete driver’s education courses; thus, they should complete driver’s education at 16, and the legal driving age should be raised to 17.
54. There should be price caps on movie theater food.
55. College students should only be required to take courses for their majors, and they should not have to take general education courses.
If these 11 aren’t working for you, try these resources for inspiration:
Good thesis statements for a better problem-solution essay
The problem-solution essay is another one of those essays that’s just like it sounds. It focuses on writing about a problem and its potential solution.
If you aren’t sure what type of problem you should focus on, read How to Write a Problem-Solution Essay That Solves a Real Problem or Problem-Solution Essay Tips from a Kibin Editor
If you’re still looking for an idea for your paper or if you need a thesis statement, here are 11 ideas.
56. The top 1% of the population holds the wealth in the US; in order to create a more equitable society, this wealth must be redistributed.
57. In order to solve the ongoing problem of gun violence in schools, administrators need to increase security measures by adding locked doors and metal detectors.
58. High school football players must be monitored more closely after injuries in order to prevent serious complications.
59. Many students are burdened with student loans long after graduation; to alleviate this problem, the government and universities should provide more scholarships and grants.
60. Parents need to monitor their children’s online activities more closely in order to help reduce Internet dangers, such as cyberbullying and online predators.
61. In order to make cycling safer within the city, more bike lanes need to be added.
62. Students who have continued problems with roommates need to improve their communication skills.
63. Too many college students are in debt because of excessive credit card use, but the solution lies with changing the marketing and predatory practices of credit card companies rather than with the students themselves.
64. To help control childhood obesity, sugary drinks should be banned from schools.
65. Therapy dogs should be issued to veterans in order to help reduce anxiety and the effects of PTSD.
66. Families with young children should practice technology-free days in order to help promote creativity and foster communication within the family.
If the above 11 topics don’t inspire you, check out these 20 Problem-Solution Essay Topics to Help You Get Started.
Good thesis statements for a better process essay
If you’re writing a process essay, you’ll need to explain to readers how to do something. This type of essay is not meant to be a simple how-to list. Rather, it should be instructive and thoroughly explain a process.
If you guessed that I have 11 thesis statements to get you started, you’re right!
67. People who want to attract potential dates need to set up an appealing online profile.
68. In order to make a good first impression at a job interview, a candidate must be properly prepared.
69. Limiting technology use before bedtime and maintaining a dark bedroom can help cure insomnia.
70. Getting a new haircut and buying a new outfit can be a fun and surprisingly effective way to boost one’s self-esteem.
71. Students who want to improve their grades can do so by developing more effective study habits.
72. Buying and reselling antiques can be a quick and easy way to earn extra income.
73. Using good soil, watering properly, and weeding frequently are the keys to a productive vegetable garden.
74. By learning two simple poses, one can take the perfect selfie.
75. To decide on a college major, students should enroll in a variety of courses and speak with people who work in their potential fields of study.
76. To reduce out-of-pocket costs for college, students should plan ahead by earning good grades in high school and applying for scholarships.
77. Skipping late-night snacks, cutting back on alcohol, and cooking more homemade meals can help people lose weight and become healthier.
Didn’t find a topic you connect with in the above list? Read 15 Process Essay Topics That Make Sense, or check out these process essay topic ideas from the Young People Institute.
Good thesis statements for a better pros and cons essay
There are positive and negative aspects to just about any topic. Analyzing these aspects is at the heart of any good pros and cons essay.
Here are 11 pros and cons essay thesis statements to inspire you!
78. While allowing adoptees to have access to their birth records can help them learn their biological histories, parents who wish the records to remain sealed may consider this to be a violation of privacy.
79. Lending a friend money can bring satisfaction from helping someone out, yet that satisfaction can easily turn to anger if the friend does not pay back the loan.
80. Legalizing drugs in the US can help stop violence and trafficking; however, legalization can also cause more drug addiction problems.
81. Buying cheap shoes means that a person can have a closet full of footwear, but the downside is that most cheap footwear is extremely uncomfortable.
82. Taxing sugary soda is a step to improving health and forcing manufacturers to produce healthier products, but the taxation of soda would likely have little impact on an individual’s consumption.
83. Using public transportation can be cheap and earth-friendly, but it can also be inconvenient and dangerous.
84. Camping can be an amazing way to experience nature; however, a stay at a campground can feel more like living in a small city rather than a peaceful commune with nature.
85. Though homeopathic medicine can help alleviate some health problems, it can also be harmful and potentially dangerous to one’s health.
86. Being an early riser allows people to start the day early to accomplish their goals, but it also means that they are too tired in the evening to enjoy all that late nights have to offer.
87. Procrastination may be beneficial to students who work well under pressure, but it can also mean that students fall short of time and end up doing poorly on assignments.
88. Requiring women to enlist to selective service offers them the opportunity to serve in all military capacities, but some consider it unethical.
Need some more inspiration? Check out these resources:
Good thesis statements for a better reflective essay
The obvious description of the reflective essay is one in which you reflect. This brief description actually gets to the core of the essay. You need to think about an event, a person, or experience that changed or affected you, then reflect upon the personal growth that occurred as a result.
To help you get started, here are 11 thesis statements to reflect upon.
89. The day my supposed best friend accused me of cheating on a math test taught me that not everyone can be trusted.
90. The day I adopted my daughter changed my life forever.
91. A chance encounter with a firefighter made me enroll in the fire academy.
92. Returning to my grandparents’ home always reminds me of the importance of family.
93. After logging the amount of time I spend on social media each week, I decided that my time would be better spent offline.
94. Lying to my mother and telling her my brother broke the television remote taught me a valuable lesson about honesty.
95. The Sunday tradition of making pancakes with my dad is one I hope to carry on with my children.
96. The cancer-free diagnosis was a moment of unimaginable joy, relief, and disbelief all at once.
97. Getting out of an abusive relationship made me realize how strong I really am.
98. One minor car accident made me realize the importance of careful driving.
99. Volunteering for my church helped me become closer to my community and my spiritual beliefs.
Still stumped on what to write about? Read 15 Reflective Essay Topics to Inspire Your Next Paper. Have a topic in mind but don’t quite know what to do next? Use This Reflective Essay Outline to Get Your Paper Started.
Good thesis statements for a better research essay
A research essay can be a complicated process, especially if you’ve never written one. To get started, make sure you read these helpful pieces of advice:
To get started with the thesis statement for your research paper, read these 11 examples.
100. Anti-war songs, such as “99 Red Balloons,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “Russians” present a powerful message to listeners and can cause a society’s views on war to shift.
101. In order to best serve students with disabilities, they should be mainstreamed into traditional classrooms.
102. Though fad diets claim to help people safely lose weight, many are dangerous and can cause severe health problems.
103. An applicant’s body language can have negative consequences for a job interview.
104. The Internet and the ability to download and stream music has changed the music industry forever.
105. Graduating seniors should take a gap year between high school and college in order to explore, mature, and recharge before moving on to the next phase of their lives.
106. Long-term steroid use can have serious consequences to an athlete’s body.
107. Marketing to children can have negative effects on their self-esteem.
108. Though age discrimination is illegal in the workplace, both the young and the old face such discrimination.
109. High school athletes should not receive gifts, such as athletic equipment and shoes, from major corporations.
110. Many people undergo plastic surgery as a necessary medical procedure; however, some who undergo plastic surgery actually become addicted to such procedures.
Not sold on the above ideas? Read 25 Interesting Research Paper Topics to Get You Started.
110 Reasons You Need a Good Thesis Statement
Okay, I don’t have 110 reasons. I only have one (but it’s an important one, so pay attention). In most types of essays, you need a strong thesis to write a strong paper.
If one of my thesis statements has inspired you, but you still need to do a bit of work to make it your own, try our quick and easy Thesis Builder.
Don’t forget that a final (or almost final) copy of a paper can always use some expert feedback from a Kibin Editor!
Psst... 98% of Kibin users report better grades! Get inspiration from over 500,000 example essays.